FRIDAY Nov. 16th
Hickory Christmas Parade
The first of the area's Christmas parades is scheduled for Friday at 6 PM when Hickory holds its night-time Christmas parade. The parade has a new route this year--it will begin at the intersection of 4th Street NW and 1st Avenue NW. It will be followed by the tree lighting with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Union Square.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY Nov. 16th & 17th
Handmade for the Holidays
The Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will hold its annual Handmade for the Holidays event Friday 5 - 9 PM and Saturday 9 - 3. Admission is free. Dozens of artisans and crafters will have items for sale including ceramics, jewelry, knitted clothing items, leather goods, soaps, wreaths and other holiday decorations, luxury baked goods and more.
North Lincoln Drama Club Play
The North Lincoln High School Drama Club will present "The End of the Line," a modern day story based on the true tale of Bonnie and Clyde Barrow, the world's most famous criminal couple. This production was written, designed, and will be directed by the Advanced Theatre Arts class under the direction of John Welch. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM at North Lincoln High School. Tickets will be available at the box office one hour before the performance...$10 for adults, $5 for Lincoln County Schools students and teachers.
Little Theater of Gastonia Play
The Little Theater of Gastonia will present the play "Don't Cry For Me, Margaret Mitchell" Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM at 238 S. Clay St. in Gastonia. Tickets are $12 - $16.
SATURDAY Nov. 17th
Iron Station School Craft Fair
Iron Station Elementary School will hold a Craft Fair Saturday 9 AM - 2 PM.
Temple Baptist Fall Craft Sale
Temple Baptist Church, 3115 Highway 27 East, Lincolnton, will have a Fall Craft Sale to raise money for their building fund with a hot dog and bake sale from 10 - 2 Saturday.
Take a Hike Day on South Fork Rail Trail
National Take a Hike Day will be celebrated with a Nature Hike on the South Fork Rail Trail. The hike will begin at 10 AM at 2648 Laboratory Road. The hike is planned to take about an hour and a half.
Salem Lutheran & UCC Supper
The women of Salem Lutheran and United Church of Christ, 3410 Startown Road, will have a Chicken Dumpling Supper Saturday 5 - 7 PM. Suggested donation is $7 per person.
Miss LHS Pageant
The Miss Lincolnton High School and Miss Black & Gold Scholarship Pageant will be held Saturday at 7:00 PM at the Citizens Center. This year's pageant will feature 15 young women vying for the two titles, the current queens, and special entertainment provided by various local groups and individuals. Tickets will be on sale at the door.
SUNDAY Nov. 18th
McKendree UMC Luncheon
McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Hwy., Lincolnton, will hold their Third Sunday Luncheon 11:30 - 1. Price is $8.00.
L-R Youth Chorus Concert
The Lenoir-Rhyne Youth Chorus will present its annual fall concert Sunday at 4 PM in Grace Chapel on the L-R campus. The concert will feature music sung by the various L-R Youth Chorus ensembles. Pianist Freda Herrell will accompany the performance which will also include student soloists. The Chorus is directed by Cory Westby, adjunct instructor of music. The performances is free and open to the public, no ticket required. A free-will offering will be received.
Crouse Community Thanksgiving Service
St. Paul's Lutheran, Bethphage Lutheran, Pleasant Grove United Methodist and Crouse United Methodist churches will hold a Community Thanksgiving Service Sunday at 6 PM at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 2834 Old Hwy 150 West in Crouse.
Dallas Community Thanksgiving Service
Several churches in Dallas will join together for a Thanksgiving Service Sunday evening at 7 PM at Dallas Baptist Church, 402 W. Trade St. in Dallas. Rev. George Rhyne of Antioch Lutheran Church will share the message. There will be refreshments after the service.
MONDAY Nov. 19th
Brown Mountain Lights Program (Hickory)
Dr. Daniel Caton from the Physics and Astronomy department at Appalachian State University will be at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library, 375 3rd Street NE on the SALT Block in Hickory, to present a program on the Brown Mountain Lights Monday at 7:00 PM. The program will focus on scientific explanations, but will also explore the history, myths and supernatural explanations surrounding the Brown Mountain Lights phenomenon. Admission is free.
WEDNESDAY Nov. 21st
YMCA Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast
The 19th annual Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast sponsored by the Lincoln County Family YMCA and Sally's Y will be held Wednesday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Doors will open at 6:45; the program will begin at 7:30. Rev. Dr. Anthony Spearman, president of the North Carolina NAACP will be the keynote speaker. Admission (buy tickets in advance at Lincolnton or Sally's Y) is $12. For more information call the Y at 704-716-4500.
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